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Stephen (eleventh century)

 
 

Obverse

Bust of the Virgin orans with medallion. Inscription : Μ̅ : Μ(ήτη)ρ [Θεοῦ]. Linear border.

Reverse

Inscription of four lines. Linear border.

Κεθ,
ΣΔ̣
Σ̣ΤΕ
Φ̣ΑΝ

[Θ(εοτό)]κε β(οή)θ(ει) [τ]ῷ σῷ δού[λ]ῳ Στεφάνῳ

Obverse

Bust of the Virgin orans with medallion. Inscription : Μ̅ : Μ(ήτη)ρ [Θεοῦ]. Linear border.

Reverse

Inscription of four lines. Linear border.

Κεθ,
ΣΔ̣
Σ̣ΤΕ
Φ̣ΑΝ

[Θ(εοτό)]κε β(οή)θ(ει) [τ]ῷ σῷ δού[λ]ῳ Στεφάνῳ

Accession number BZS.1951.31.5.2478
Diameter 16.0 mm
Credit Line Harvard Art Museums/Arthur M. Sackler Museum, Bequest of Thomas Whittemore.

Translation

Θεοτόκε βοήθει τῷ σῷ δούλῳ Στεφάνῳ.

Theotokos, help your servant Stephen.